Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
  • HM Up Close

    Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill
    Darkest Hour Thrills at the Museum

    A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime ... Read Article »

    Nature's Educators Snake
    Live Rainforest Animals at the Hastings Museum!

    Nature’s Educators is returning to the Museum on April 28! Join us as we learn about a handful of rain ... Read Article »

    Peter Rabbit charms at the Museum

    Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    FREE First Friday | April 6 | 5-8 pm
    Museum admission is FREE from 5-8pm on the first Friday of every month! Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications.

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    Summer Fun Youth Classes | Enrollment NOW OPEN for Members & Non-Members. Classes are offered for kids Pre-K to Grade 6 in the areas of history, art, and science. Check out our full list of classes. Scholarships are available. Join us!

    National Geographic’s Photo Ark | On Exhibit Now-March 31 | The Hastings Museum will be displaying a portion of the Ark in the East Gallery untill March 31. The exhibit will include 20 photos from the project, with special concentration on North American and Prairie animals.

    Free Severe Weather Presentation

    FREE Severe Weather Presentation | Monday, April 2, 6:30-8p | Join  the National Weather Service for their annual severe weather presentation.  Come and listen to the experts talk about the weather and enjoy some refreshments.

    william-shakespeareUp Close: William Shakespeare | Fri, April 13 & Sat, April 14 | This month we will discuss the life the English poet, playwright and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.


    Preschool Playday: Turtles| Sat, April 14 | 10-10:45 am | Join us for some turtle fun!  We will learn fun facts about these cool reptiles, take a turtle tour, play a turtle game, and create our own turtle to take home.

    Live Animals with Nature’s EducatorsNature's Educators Snake | Sat, April 28 | 1:30-2:30 | Join us as we learn about a handful of rain forest animals! Meet live animals such as reptiles and birds that call the beautiful forest home.